Psychiatry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychiatry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, melancholic and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with psychiatry, mental illness, mental institution, storytelling, obsession, psychiatrist, hospital, dialogue, insanity and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
psychiatry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psychiatry: A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Girl on the Train (2016), Madhouse (2004), The Master (2012), Frasier (1993), Dead Sleep (1990), Jimmy P. (2013), Man Facing Southeast (1986), Shutter Island (2010), Laurel Canyon (2002).

List of psychiatry movies

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychiatry, depression, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: dark humor, non-linear, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: first sexual experience, pedophilia, psychiatry, family relations, mental illness, zoophilia, bdsm, train travel, soldier, child abuse, father son relationship, orphanage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kosovo, paris france, madrid
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, belief, religious cult, cult leader, psychiatry, guru, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, religions or cults, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1950, future
Place: usa, england, alabama, new york, pennsylvania ...
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, dog, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, love and romance, uptight character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, manchester england, washington state, seattle washington ...
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Dead Sleep (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse uncovers the terrifying truth about a renowned doctor whose patients have become permanently maimed by his special dose of a drug called "Dead Sleep."
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: hospital, mental institution, mental illness, mystery, mad scientist, investigation, doctors and patients, murder, rehabilitation, psychiatry, experiment, nurse ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, psychoanalysis, hospital, one on one, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, friends, power relations, misdiagnosed, brother in law brother in law relationship, art museum ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, seattle washington, new york, seattle ...
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Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, insanity, hospital, benign alien, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, disorder, couples, rock, estrangement, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Anna Fugazzi is a young, attractive psychologist with a loving and devoted (albeit freakish) boyfriend, plenty of stimulating friends, and a bright future ahead of her. But beneath her perfect life and calm exterior lies a deadly secret that she ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: dominatrix, psychopath, danger, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, deadly, sexual abuse, hallucination, psychiatry, bondage, murder, perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, cerebral, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, life philosophy, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
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House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cards, cons and scams, psychologist, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
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Anti-Clock (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A complex and fascinating experimental exploration of time and identity. ‘Anti-Clock is a film of authentic, startling originality. Brilliantly mixing cinema and video techniques, Arden and Bond have created a movie that captures the anxiety and ...
Style: experimental
Plot: psychiatry, video surveillance, suicide, female director, female nudity, surrealism
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After Darkness (1985)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To salve his guilty conscience an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt and tries to bring him back to mental competency through one on one contact. Free of the institution he continues ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, psychiatry, twins, obsession, sibling relationship, male objectification, shower, female nudity, twin, brother brother relationship, suicide ...
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Falling Sky (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Reidar is a resident at Solihøgda psychiatric institution. He is expecting the Earth to be hit by a huge meteor any time now, but until then he is busy trying to keep his fellow patient, Juni, from killing herself.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, workplace, crumbling marriage, couples, collision, couple relations, love affair, meteorite, meteor, psychiatry, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Whispers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: necrophilia, murder, childhood trauma, twins, hypnosis, stalker, psychiatry, crime, ghost, investigation, mystery, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Retribution (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: psychiatry, nightmare, police, apartment building, investigation, demon, supernatural, suicide, psychiatrist, husband wife relationship, gangster, gambling debt ...
Place: los angeles
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: nurse, confession, actress, postmodernism, patient, psychiatry, dream, betrayal, violence, dreams, power relations, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: loner, office, disability, surrealism, suicide attempt, workplace, crimes, self discovery, humiliation, workplace situations, danger, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa
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Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, escape, mob boss, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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The Good Neighbor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: found footage, hidden camera, neighbor, court, poltergeist, revenge, lawyer, voyeur, prank, basement, twists & turns, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014
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Inoperable (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching that has awakened malevolent forces inside. She realizes she must escape the hospital before the hurricane passes, or she will be trapped there forever.
Style: twist ending, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hospital, blood, latex gloves, car accident, psychiatry, medicine, paranoid schizophrenia, paranoia, schizophrenia, mental illness, time loop, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s
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Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, sibling relationship, prison, witness, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1968, year 1985 ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, missouri, ireland, california ...
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Barefoot (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. Til Schweiger comes up with a slickly-made off-the-wall romantic comedy drama "Barfuss" (Barefoot), his first solo directing effort in nearly a decade. Punchy, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: opposites attract, mental illness, social misfits, romance, starting over, family relations, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, mental institution, teenage love, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, social realism, disturbing ...
Plot: schizophrenia, older woman younger man, medication, music industry, music, record producer, songwriter, mental institution, help, friendship, mental illness, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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